The monthly meeting of the Franklin Watershed Committee
Inc. was conducted at the Franklin Homestead, Franklin, VT.
Board members in attendance were as follows:
Jim Cameron, President
Larry Myott, Vice President
Pauline Favreau, Treasurer
Sue Clark, Treasurer Designee
David Breed, Director
Dick Benton, Director
Pete Benevento, Secretary
Ruth Ann Krayesky
Nate Sands, Dept. of Agriculture
The meeting commenced at 7:00PM. The following transpired.
- Jim Cameron addressed the hiring process for the
part-time coordinator position. Four candidates were interviewed. All
candidates were asked the same questions. As a result two candidates were
identified as being best qualified for the position. (At this point the
hiring committee convened privately for approx. fifteen minutes to discuss the
candidates.) The general meeting then reconvened.
- The TMDL is presently at the Federal Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. Thus far the EPA has had no questions
and formal approval of the TMDL is expected by December.
- There is no new information regarding replacement hires
at the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) for Sue Warren or Barry Gruessner.
- In reference to FWC, Inc insurance which is required by
the Section 319 Grant Jim has received a quote of $2500.00 per year from an
insurance agent in St Johnsbury, VT. This is the same insurance agent used by
- Pete related that per an E-mail from Neil Kamman of ANR,
Grant applications are due by Nov. 9th, 2008. David Breed will
E-mail Pete Benevento copies of the grants applied for last year. Pete will
also research what grants might be pertinent and available to the FWC.
- Larry Myott passed around a copy of the ANR quarterly
newsletter, Out of the Blue. Members interested in receiving the
newsletter gave Larry their mailing address.
- Pauline Favreau gave the Treasurer’s Report.
- Al Perry made a motion to pay the Homestead $200.00
annually for use of the facility for FWC meetings. Dick Benton seconded the
motion which was unanimously carried.
- Nathaniel “Nate” Sands is the Agency of Agriculture’s
representative to the Center for Clean & Clear. Nate is an Agriculture Water
Quality Specialist who has been assigned to work with the FWC. Nate
introduced himself and stated he was looking forward to working with the
committee. Nate described his duties which included technical assistance to
farmers to take advantage of financial assistance programs.
- Jim stated that the November meeting will focus on a
discussion of septic systems. He stated that representatives of septic system
companies will be invited to describe septic system options available to Lake
Carmi residents. This meeting will serve as a basis for a larger meeting to
be conducted with residents next spring.
- Pete Benevento made a motion to make Sue Clark
Treasurer. Dick Benton seconded the motion. Jim Cameron amended the motion
to make her acceptance contingent on a satisfactory transition audit. The
motion was unanimously carried.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00PM.
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